Rule 63 Operational needs of ships
Note: discharges from ships are now controlled by the Resource Management (Marine Pollution) Regulations 1998.
Except as provided in Rule 68, any discharge of dust, vapour, particulate matter or other contaminants to air in the coastal marine area from ships, or during the transfer of hydrocarbons to or from ships is a Permitted Activity, provided that the activity complies with the conditions specified below.
(1) The discharge shall not result in odour, gas, vapour or aerosols which are noxious, dangerous, offensive or objectionable to other users of the coastal marine area or adjoining land users as a result of its frequency, intensity or, duration.
(2) The activity shall comply with the general standards listed in section 14.1.
This Rule shall cease to have effect when any regulations, made under section 360(1)(hd) of the Resource Management Act 1991 (as amended by the Resource Management Amendment Act 1994) come into force.